It's spring cleaning time! Since the average American spends a third of their time in bed, use these tips to help you spring clean your mattress.
You will need
- Vacuum with attachment
- Upholstery cleaner
- Mattress protector
- Fabric refresher
Step 1 Remove bedding Remove all bedding and let the mattress air out for a few hours. If possible, haul it outside for the day to get fresh air.
Step 2 Vacuum the mattress Vacuum the mattress and box springs with a vacuum attachment.
Step 3 Remove stains Remove any surface stains with upholstery cleaner. Invest in a mattress protector to prevent any future stains.
Never clean a mattress with dry cleaning fluid; the chemicals could damage the mattress.
Step 4 Flip the mattress Flip the mattress over and switch the top to bottom to help it wear evenly. This should be done every six months.
Step 5 Spritz the mattress Spritz the mattress and mattress cover with a fabric refresher before you reapply the sheets to give it a fresh smell. Spring is in the air.
While the average human sleeps seven to eight hours a day, a giraffe only sleeps for 20 minutes.